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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate expose the correspondence between textbooks and the colonial-racist discourse. This racist discourse produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.


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By M. A. Alwar

Aṃśuḥ as per Medinīkośa[edit]

Aṃśuḥ denotes light according to the Medinīkośa.

Aṃśuḥ as per Dharaṇīkośa[edit]

The Dharaṇīkośa expounds it as ‘the street of courtesans’.

Aṃśuḥ as per Hemacandra[edit]

Hemacandra says that the meaning of aṃśuḥ is ‘the small parts of thread or etc.’.

Aṃśuḥ as per Viśvaprakāśakośa[edit]

The Viśvaprakāśakośa defines it as ‘a small part or the sun’.

General Meaning of Aṃśuḥ[edit]

The other meanings of this word are:

  1. A particular sage
  2. A part of a creeper plant
  3. A part of the plant called ‘Somalatā’
  4. A part of anything


  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu